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28 Dec, 2022

Pro Se Basics

2022-12-28T10:26:38-06:00December 28th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

 Are Pro Se Filers Treated Differently Than Lawyers? In general, pro se filers (individuals who represent themselves in a legal proceeding without the assistance of an attorney) are not treated differently than lawyers by the court. However, there are some differences in the way that pro se filers are expected to present their cases. For [...]

19 May, 2016

Citations and Quotations in Supreme Court Briefs

2019-03-18T18:47:21-05:00May 19th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , |

  We are frequently asked which citation style(s) the Supreme Court prefers.  While the Court’s rules are largely silent on these matters, what follows is an introductory guide to issues of citation and quotation. Case Citation The Court’s rules do not speak to a particular method for citing cases. However, Gressman’s Supreme Court Practice (known [...]

3 Nov, 2015

“Do Not’s” – as Mandated by the Supreme Court

2019-03-18T18:47:24-05:00November 3rd, 2015|Tags: , , , , |

  In the Supreme Court’s Guide for Counsel in Cases to be Argued, the Court provides a detailed and often entertaining list of tips for attorneys preparing cases for oral argument.  The phrase “do not” appears 15 times in the 19 page handbook.  Here are some of the more interesting “suggestions.” Do not “correct” a [...]